Published in The Register-Guard
Tuesday marks the annual United Nation’s celebration of World Toilet Day. Why does the U.N. have a special day for toilets? When nature calls we simply go into a bathroom, close the door, do our business, flush and wash our hands. Nothing special about that, right?
The flushed water travels through sewer pipes and ends up at the treatment plant where it’s cleaned, disinfected and discharged. Eugene’s treated wastewater then flows into the Willamette River.
World Toilet Day was established in 2001 by the World Toilet Organization and became an official U.N. day in 2013. Its goal is to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030.
We have a long way to go to reach this goal.
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